SCI China

The SCI China Program extends SCI’s cross-disciplinary work on sustainability research, education, and training to a multi-faceted engagement with Chinese professionals, professional associations, and leading universities. The work of SCI China includes assistance and evaluation of specific projects in China, leading sustainability workshops for Chinese professionals, developing student and faculty exchanges, and hosting joint conferences designed to share knowledge and put ideas into action.

SCI China Program Areas

Sustainable Urban Development Conferences

Delegations of faculty in the US and China to interact with counterparts through joint conferences.  Participants present their knowledge and experiences in sustainable urban development in multiple disciplines, as well as information on SCI and the Sustainable City Year Program.

Visiting Scholar Program

Through the Visiting Scholar program, Chinese professionals have an extended opportunity to directly engage with experts at the University of Oregon, as well as key public or private sector organizations throughout Oregon.

Training Workshops

There is a large opportunity to translate the knowledge and experience at the UO and in Oregon into global training programs. To facilitate this knowledge transfer, SCI works with a diverse array of partners to develop various types of training programs for Chinese professional members. The location of these programs vary from on-site visits in China, short-term workshops in Oregon, and online modules.

Research Projects

In partnership with the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design (CAUPD), SCI is working to develop joint applied research opportunities that can proactively inform sustainability approaches in China, evaluate current Chinese practices, and utilize global best practices to inform our mutual sustainability interests.

Affiliated Professionals and Firms

Our partners include a diverse array of professionals and researchers. To learn more about affiliated entities, faculty, and professionals, please visit our partners page.